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Sauder Village 1920s Main Street Now Open!


On Saturday, August 15 Sauder Village celebrated the completion of a spectacular new addition with the opening of the west side of the 1920s Main Street. The Roaring Twenties will come to life as guests explore a theater, candy shop, fire station, soda fountain, clothing/dry goods store, and more!

“We are very excited to open this final phase of our 1920s Main Street project to the public, shared Debbie Sauder David, Sauder Village President and CEO.  “The 1920s was an era filled with exciting advancements in travel and communication, tremendous social change, and roaring good times. We look forward to having guests join us to experience the twenties in a fun, family–friendly environment at Sauder Village.”

The 1920s Main Street is part of the Walk Through Time experience at Sauder Village.  This one-of-a-kind project replicates a portion of a 1920s Main Street typical to Northwest Ohio. At this permanent addition to Sauder Village, guests can see how people worked and spent their hard-earned leisure time during the 1920s. Shops opening on the west side of Main Street include Fire Station #1, Wiederkehr Clothing, Hub Grocery Store, and theater. Guests will also enjoy exploring the new soda fountain/pharmacy, Main Street Confections, and The Broken Barrel Speakeasy (open for special events/experiences only).

“Families visiting our 1920s Main Street can stop in for a Charleston Chew at the candy shop, enjoy a chocolate malt or milkshake at the soda fountain, get a sneak peek of a picture show at the theater and check out a vintage fire truck and antique automobiles,” Debbie added. “Sauder Village offers families a place to laugh, learn, and connect while making history of their very own!”

In addition to the new buildings on the west side of Main Street, families will also enjoy experiencing the 1920s at shops along the Main Street’s east side including the depot, Okuley Barbershop, Stotzer Hardware Store, Farmers & Merchants State Bank and many others!

While at Sauder Village, guests will also enjoy a free train ride, meeting farm animals, and taking a “Walk Through Time” to experience life in Ohio from 1803 through the 1920s! There are also many beautiful gardens, craft shops, and unique shopping opportunities throughout the Village.

A trip to Sauder Village would not be complete without delicious, home-style food from the Barn Restaurant and Doughbox Bakery. For those looking to extend their stay, the 98-room Heritage Inn has a spacious country inn atmosphere with many places for guests to relax and spend time together. The 87-site Sauder Village Campground is a great spot to enjoy fishing, sharing stories around the campfire, riding bikes around Little Lake Erie, or playing in the Splash Pad.

Sauder Village is located at 22611 State Route 2 in Archbold – just minutes from Exit 25 of the Ohio Turnpike. The Historic Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  The Village is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays this season. Admission is $20.00 for adults, $14.00 for students (6-16), and free for members and children 5 and under.

Make history of your very own this summer with a trip to Sauder Village to experience the new 1920s Main Street! Hours of operation, safety practices, and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the Know Before You Go page of the website. 



1920s Main Street at Sauder Village

Few decades had the same impact on the American way of life as the 1920s. It was an era filled with exciting advancements in travel and communication, tremendous social change and of course, roaring good times! Now you can experience the twenties for yourself in a family-friendly environment at our 1920s Main Street. See how people in a typical Northwest Ohio town worked, how they spent their hard-earned leisure time, and how it’s all brought to life through personal stories, authentic reproduction buildings, historic artifacts, and immersive experiences.

Check out the Model T at the service station, visit an old-time bank, office, barbershop and doctors office. Explore the jewelry store stocked with watches, clocks, dishes and jewelry, and the hardware store filled from floor to tin ceiling.

When shops on the west side of Main Street open later this summer, you can stop in for a Charleston Chew at the candy store, a cherry phosphate and ice cream cone at the soda fountain, and enjoy a picture show at the theater!

Spend quality time together laughing, learning, connecting, and making history of your very own at Sauder Village!

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